Investors shift focus to yield
Professional investors plan to increase their focus on yield as opposed to just focusing on growth in the next five years. Research from Managing Partners Group (MPG) shows the wealth managers, pension funds and other institutional investors surveyed attributed this focus on yield to the objectives of the assets they help to manage as well as the changes in the macro-economic and geo-political environment. Of this 88%, 35% said there would be a dramatic increase in the focus on yield as opposed to growth and 53% said it would be a slight increase. Only 12% said there would be a focus on growth as opposed to yield. It found 93% of professional investors across Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the US believe the yield on the portfolio or funds that they manage will increase in 2023 compared to 2022. Of these, 20% think their yield will increase dramatically in 2023.